In your pivotal role as a Sr. Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading activities of the project team independently. You will identify appropriate resources needed and develop schedules to ensure time completion of project. You will coordinate the activities of the team by becoming familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member. You will lead project teams, coach the development of other staff and implement multiple complex projects. In addition, this position will be instrumental in leading local initiatives, as well as locally-supported national initiatives associated with the CTSA , Trial Innovation Network ( Trial Innovation Center and Recruitment Innovation Center )
About the Department:
The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR) is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Research and the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR functions to help researchers and clinicians do their jobs better by providing tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers. For more information, please visit https://victr.vumc.org/ .
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Develops project plans, goals and objectives in collaboration with project and department leadership.
Provides professional and/or technical leadership in the execution of day-to-day project activities.
Communicates within and across department to maximize information sharing around progress, needs, interdependencies and accomplishments.
Assures successful implementation of people, process and systems changes to support redefined service delivery model.
Participates in institutional task forces and other special committees related to the achievement of goals and objective.
Organizes and manages national working groups to inform project development, goals, deliverables, and timelines.
Stays abreast of current policies, best practices, new innovations, and challenges associated with the project to inform continuous process improvement.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED):
Planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Provides regular updates to project and departmental leadership on progress, challenges, and needs to ensure successful project execution.
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (ADVANCED):
Identifies, analyzes, and improves upon existing business processes for optimization and to meet standards of quality.
PROJECT PLANNING - (ADVANCED):
Demonstrates ability to forecast resource needs, identify and break work down into discrete and measurable tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, prepare acceptance criteria and organize work for large, complex projects requiring diverse functions and/or operations. Continuously monitors and follows up on buyins and commitments. Competently handles multiple projects simultaneously, balancing and scheduling tasks requiring dependencies and those which can be accomplished independently. Accurately estimates and plans complex projects and assignments. Maintains perspective between the overall picture and the details. Is proficient in the advanced features of project management tools.
GAP ANALYSIS (ADVANCED):
Analyzes the difference between the current and desired state. The ability to draw appropriate and valid conclusions from data presented, sifting through data to determine the most significant elements. Identifying common elements and themes in situations and actions, recognizing cause and effect relationships.
FINANCIAL PROCESSES (ADVANCED):
Ability to monitor costs, expenses and revenue as well as the ability to manage those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts.
MENTORING & COACHING (INTERMEDIATE):
The essence of training and mentoring on the job is transfer of knowledge. Whereas training can be considered more formal and scheduled, mentoring is often in the form of guidance and "hands-on" experiences. The reporting relationship is unimportant since the purpose is to pass on information and experiences. These discussions normally center around a person's goal of learning job procedures, content, standards, analysis and problem-solving.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Master's degree -preferred; Ph.D. in appropriate scientific discipline preferred
Previous experience with Clinical Trial Management and /or coordination of participant recruitment strategies in clinical trials preferred
Ability to work both independently and lead as part of a collaborative research and project management team
Ability to handle multiple complex tasks and prioritize translational research projects effectively
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Leadership experience in research
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National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
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